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Re: Comments on the "new" 2518--Display Name

From: Jason Crawford <nn683849@smallcue.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 17:43:51 -0500
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
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> Servers and clients must understand that the method for
> identifying resources is still the URL.  While generic clients
> will be able to display DAV:displayname to end users, both sides
> of the protocol must understand that if users are allowed to
> perform operations such as rename, move, copy etc, generic clients
> must display the URLs (or the path segments used in the displayed
> collection) to allow these operations. 

I don't know what last sentence means.   Clients do not need to display 
the URL or segments for the client to do those operations.   'at least not 
in GUI based clients.  Because I can't tell what is meant by "generic 
client" above,  I can't tell if the sentence is incorrect.  Nevertheless, 
as stated, I'm uncomfortable with the "must" in there.   And in general, 
I'm also not comfortable with us providing "must" statements regarding UI 
design.  UI is not the business of this spec. 


> Changes to DAV:displayname
> do not issue moves or copies to the server, but simply change a
> piece of meta-data on the individual resource.

I'd suggest changing this second paragraph to something
that largely removes that sentence:

  While generic clients
  will be able to display DAV:displayname to end users,
  client UI designers must understand that the method for
  identifying resources is still the URL.   Changes to DAV:displayname
  do not issue moves or copies to the server, but simply change a
  piece of meta-data on the individual resource.

We can then also perhaps make a statement about two resources
in the same collection having the same DAV:displayname.

J.
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